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Leigh Whannell Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Leigh Whannell was born on the 17th January 1977, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and is a writer, producer, director, and actor, best known for writing and producing the Saw franchise, and also for writing “Dead Silence” (2007), “Insidious” (2011), and “Insidious: Chapter 2” (2013). Whannell’s career started in 1996.

Have you ever wondered how rich Leigh Whannell is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Whannell’s net worth is as high as $55 million, an amount earned through his successful writing and producing career. Additionally, Whannell also works as an actor and director, which improves his wealth too.

Leigh Whannell Net Worth $55 Million

Leigh Whannell grew up in Australia, and inherited the love of film-making from his father; his mother introduced him to storytelling. Before he made it to the screen, Leigh worked as a film critic and reporter on numerous Australian shows.

In 1996, Whannell played in two episodes of the series “Neighbours”, while from 1999 to 2000, he appeared in a couple of episodes of “Blue Heelers”, a show about Victorian police officers.

Leigh had a minor role in The Wachowski Brothers’ sci-fi movie “The Matrix Reloaded” (2003) starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss, and in the same year, published his first short story called “Saw”, which was the platform for a full-length story and then James Wan’s horror movie with Whannell, Dany Glover, Cary Elwes, and Tobin Bell in lead roles. The franchise was born, and the film earned over $100 million worldwide, with only a $1.2 million budget, helping Whannell to increase his net worth significantly. The first part of the Saw series is the only one not produced by Leigh; he was the producer of the sequels, though.

The franchise grossed around $850 million from 2004 to 2010 on the big screen alone, while the books additionally improved Whannell’s wealth. In the meantime, Leigh had supporting roles in James Wan’s thriller “Death Sentence” (2007) alongside Kevin Bacon, John Goodman and Kelly Preston, and starred in the horror “Dying Breed” (2008), while in 2007, Whannell wrote a script for James Wan’s horror “Dead Silence”. It wasn’t as successful as predicted, but in 2010 Whannell wrote and starred in “Insidious” with Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, and Ty Simpkins. The movie became very popular in no time, and earned almost $100 million with a budget of only $1.5 million. This international hit was Whannell’s most fruitful work since “Saw”, until in 2013 the “Insidious: Chapter 2” came out and made over $160 million worldwide. It is only the beginning of a new Wan-Whannell franchise, and we can certainly expect more sequels.

In 2014, Leigh worked on the comedy-horror “Cooties” starring Elijah Wood, and then wrote and co-starred in the comedy called “The Mule” alongside Hugo Weaving. The third sequel of the Insidious franchise in 2015 was Whannell’s debut as a director, and he also wrote it, and starred in it with Dermot Mulroney and Stefanie Scott. The movie made more than $110 million, and at the moment in 2017, Leigh is working on the fourth part of the Insidious series, and the eighth sequel of the Saw series.

Regarding his personal life, Leigh Whannell has been married to Corbett Tuck since 2009, and has a daughter with her.

Leigh Whannell information

Leigh Whannell information

Birth date: January 17, 1977
Birth place: Melbourne, Australia
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
Profession:Screenwriter, Actor, Film Producer, Voice Actor
Education:RMIT University
Nationality:Australian
Spouse:Corbett Tuck
Children:Sabine Silver Whannell
TV shows:Recovery

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Insidious: Chapter 42017post-productionSpecs
Keep Watching2017completedMysterious Guest
The Bye Bye Man2017Larry
Lavalantula2015TV MovieDirector
Insidious: Chapter 32015Specs
The Mule2014Gavin Alastair Ellis
Cooties2014Doug
Insidious: Chapter 22013Specs
Raze2013Elevator Guard
The Pardon2013Clement Moss
Crush2013/IIDavid
Insidious: Spectral Sightings2013TV Series shortSpecs
The Debt Collector2012ShortDonovan
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole2010Jatt (voice)
Insidious2010/ISpecs
The Last Supper2009/IIIShortPhilip
Doggie Heaven2008Video shortNeil
Dying Breed2008Matt
Death Sentence2007Spink
Saw III2006Adam
One Perfect Day2004Chris
Saw2004Adam Faulkner-Stanheight
Razor Eaters2003Nick D.
Enter the Matrix2003Video GameAxel (voice, as Leigh Whannel)
The Matrix Reloaded2003Axel (as Leigh Whannel)
Saw2003ShortDavid
The Referees2003ShortFooty Mate
Stygian2000Clown / Punk Kid
Blue Heelers1999-2000TV SeriesJared Ryan
Neighbours1996TV SeriesStuart Maughan

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stem2017filming
Insidious: Chapter 42017written by post-production
Saw: Legacy2017creator post-production
SAW Heritage2016Short creator
Insidious: Chapter 32015characters / written by
The Mule2014written by
Cooties2014story / written by
Insidious: Chapter 22013based on characters created by / screenplay / story
Insidious2010/Iwritten by
Saw2009Video Game treatment by
Doggie Heaven2008Video short written by
Dead Silence2007screenplay / story
Saw III2006screenplay / story
The Scott Tibbs Documentary2006Video short characters
Saw II2005written by
Saw Rebirth2005Short characters
Saw2004story / written by
Saw2003Short writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saw: Legacy2017executive producer post-production
Knife of the Party2015Short executive producer post-production
The Mule2014executive producer
Cooties2014executive producer
Saw 3D: The Final Chapter2010executive producer
Saw VI2009executive producer
The Last Supper2009/IIIShort executive producer
Saw V2008executive producer
Saw IV2007executive producer
Saw III2006executive producer
Saw II2005executive producer

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Glynn Nicholas Show1996TV Series camera assistant - 4 episodes

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Insidious: Chapter 32015
Stem2017filming

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Walking After You2016Short special thanks
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel2011Documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
78/522017DocumentaryHimself
The View2015TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
Most Craved2014TV SeriesHimself
The Playboy Morning Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Haunted Hospital: On Location2013Video documentary shortHimself
Cinema 32013TV SeriesHimself
It's Him... Terry Lim!2011Documentary shortHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHimself
The Bazura Project2008TV SeriesHimself
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!2008DocumentaryHimself
30 Even Scarier Movie Moments2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2006TV SeriesHimself
Hacking Away at 'Saw'2005Video documentary shortHimself
The Panel2004TV SeriesHimself
In Entertainment2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Reporter
The PhanDom Menace2002Video documentaryHimself
Recovery1998-2000TV SeriesHimself
What's Goin' on There1998TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film2006DocumentaryHimself
The Matrix: Path of Neo2005Video GameAxel

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Fright Meter AwardFright Meter AwardsBest Supporting ActorCooties (2014)
2015Directors to WatchPalm Springs International Film FestivalInsidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
2005International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest ScreenplaySaw (2004)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Rondo StatuetteRondo Hatton Classic Horror AwardsBest MovieInsidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
2013Fright Meter AwardFright Meter AwardsBest ScreenplayInsidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
2011Fright Meter AwardFright Meter AwardsBest ScreenplayInsidious (2010)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Scream SceneSaw (2004)


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#Fact
1He is allergic to gluten.
2Welcomed a daughter, named Sabine Silver, with wife Corbett Tuck in March 2013.
3To help sell his concept for the jigsaw killer thriller Saw (2004), he shot a scene in which he appears to be ensnared in a bear trap. There were no special effects involved; he actually had to place the teeth of the rusty bear trap in his mouth to make it seem real.
4Member of the unofficial "Splat Pack," a term coined by film historian Alan Jones in Total Film magazine for the modern wave of directors making brutally violent horror films. The other "Splat Pack" members are Alexandre Aja, Darren Lynn Bousman, Neil Marshall, Greg McLean, Eli Roth, James Wan, and Rob Zombie.
5Shares a birthday with Jim Carrey.
6Met James Wan at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

#Quote
1We've got three drops of convict blood in us, because we are from Australia. We are used to oppression.
2All of a sudden, I'm on set and I'm like, "Oh yeah, I have to spend this whole film wet." Someone should have really told me but I can't say that because I wrote it.
3I've been writing stories since I was a kid, and James and I had been talking about wanting to make a film for many years before this. Even though we wrote the film as a means to an end, so that James would have something to direct and I could have something to act in, it wasn't a slough for me to get through it because I love writing. It took me a long time only because I felt like it was all or nothing, that this script had to be good enough to compete at a world level. We didn't want it to be something that was something that was pretty good for a couple of guys from Melbourne. We wanted it to be a good film on a par with other independent films like Run, Lola, Run and Pi and Memento, these cool thrillers that had ticking-clock gimmicks to them. They're the type of films we wanted to be up there with. [on 'Saw']
4I wouldn't say that was entirely non-deliberate. I do think men can be especially selfish, very focused on what they're doing. Women often the mother character in the film cares for the child more than she cares for herself, and just from my own point of view, I felt that the men in the film are more the type of people Jigsaw would have a major problem with. [on stereotypical roles for men and women in films and how it applied to his 'Saw']


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